Crenshaw delivers thought-provoking lecture on intersectionality

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, the influential scholar who coined the term “intersectionality,” received the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler prize on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Crenshaw has spent several days in residency, speaking with classes and at campus events. On Wednesday, she delivered a lecture on the intersectionality of racism, sexism and other forms of systematic discrimination […]

Hold Thy Peace reinvents Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

With its captivating production of “Hamlet,” Brandeis’ Shakespeare troupe Hold Thy Peace has reinvented a classic show to create a meaningful and eerie performance. The show takes a novel approach to “Hamlet,” shaking up the moral alignment of the characters by casting Hamlet Sr. as a domestic abuser and his murderer Claudius as the (at […]

Enthusiasm for Crenshaw surpasses space in Rapaporte Treasure Hall

This past week marked Kimberlé Crenshaw’s residency on campus to receive the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize. She attended various events throughout the week, all of which promoted the theme of intersectionality, a concept she coined and has produced pioneering work on. She attended the “Ebony Axis” launch event on Oct. 23 to celebrate […]

Club Spotlight: Poetic Justice

Midterms can get in the way of poetry slams. But even on an “off night” for Brandeis’ new slam poetry team Poetic Justice, a small group of students gathered at Cholmondeley’s Coffee House to share some of their work at the Spooky Open Mic and SLAM event. When Dean of Students Jamele Adams offered the […]

Brandeis pro-Choice receives $5,000 grant

Brandeis Pro-Choice received $5,000 from Planned Parenthood to install a Plan B vending machine in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC). The vending machine will ideally have a year’s worth of free Plan B available at all times for the student body, according to Susannah Miller ’19, Brandeis Pro-Choice president. Brandeis Pro-Choice, a student run organization, […]

MLK Fellowship teaches leadership and importance of community service

Brandeis has many different types of fellowships to assist students both financially and academically, including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Program (MLK). Elizabeth Rotolo is the Assistant Director for Academic Fellowships at Brandeis, and she oversees the MLK Fellowship program. The MLK Fellowship was originally known as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Prof. Lisman leaves impact on scientific community

On Friday, Oct. 20, Professor John Lisman of the Biology department passed away, surrounded by his family. He was 73 years old. Prof. Lisman spent many years of his life at Brandeis University. Provost Lisa Lynch fondly refers to him in her email as a “Brandeis lifer.” He first graduated from Brandeis in 1966 with […]

OPS, Title IX search for senior position replacements

The position of Title IX Investigator and Compliance Officer is vacant following the recent departure of Rebecca Tillar. The search to fill this post, the senior investigator position in that office, has just begun as the searches for two other permanent hires in sexual assault services are ongoing. Brandeis is also seeking to replace Sheila […]

Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter:’ less than the sum of its parts

Netflix has a lot of original shows, so many that it’s getting hard to keep track. Sure, everybody has heard of the hits “Stranger Things,” “Master of None” and their gritty Marvel dramas, but a lot of shows end up falling through the cracks. Take the Jason Bateman passion project “Ozark,” or Netflix’s latest prestige […]

Improve access to sexual health and wellness products

The current access to Plan B One Step emergency contraception on the Brandeis campus is inadequate. Brandeis provides Plan B at a discounted price to students. As of now, students can only access Plan B at the Health Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Brandeis Pro-Choice, a student-led club that advocates […]

TBA welcomes three alumni members back to center stage

Brandeis improv and sketch comedy group To Be Announced (TBA) hosted a lively alumni show in Chum’s on Saturday, Oct. 21. Monica Chen ’19, Abby LeRoy ’20, Evan Moloney ’20, Seneca Scott ’20, Conor Amrien ’19, Julia Green ’18, Zoë Rose ’20, Caroline Kriesen ’20 and Lena Burdick ’21 performed alongside former TBA members Dan […]

Audience falls for X Ambassadors and Great Good Fine Ok

A crowd of students and community members filled the Shapiro Gym on the evening of Friday, Oct. 21, eager to see what the night would bring to them. The headlining act, alternative rock band X Ambassadors brought a high-energy performance that engaged the crowd from start to finish with hit singles, lesser knowns from their […]

‘Ebony Axis’ touches upon race and intersectionality with Kimberlé Crenshaw

This past week marked the launch of the third installment of “Ebony Axis,” a poetry zine for black women founded by LaShawn Simmons ’18. The launch event was held on Oct. 23 in the Intercultural Center (ICC) to a packed audience, which included special guest Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading critical race theorist who coined the […]

Panel recounts JFK’s revolutionary policies concerning people with intellectual disabilities

This past Monday, Oct. 23, the Heller School hosted a panel titled “JFK and Another Civil Rights Movement: People with Intellectual Disabilities” to discuss how John F. Kennedy’s administration changed public policy surrounding people with intellectual disabilities. Members of the panel also assessed what steps communities should take to further promote their inclusion. The first […]

Dodgers and Astros face off in World Series

Before the first two games at Dodger Stadium, the storylines surrounding the match-up between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers led many to anticipate an exciting Fall Classic. The series, now tied 1-1, is living up to expectations. The Dodgers were the best regular season team with a record of 104-58. The Astros […]

Dance company petitions for card access to Linsey Sports Center

Dancers from the Adagio Dance Company are petitioning for card swipe access to the Linsey Sports Center. The petition was created by Brooke Granovsky ’18, one of the co-presidents of Adagio. As of Thursday night, the petition has 118 signatures. Dancers from many different clubs use the four multi-purpose rooms in Linsey for dance rehearsals […]

Brandeis needs designated smoking areas

Every day, when walking across campus, I invariably walk through at least one cloud of cigarette smoke. Despite official rules requiring students to move more than 30 feet away from buildings before lighting up, because of the convenience of lighting up right outside the door, people regularly smoke right outside of most buildings on campus. […]

Swimming and diving teams compete in New York

The Brandeis swimming and diving teams took to Upstate New York to compete against Hartwick College and Vassar College. The men came out in full force with nine wins to finish the meet with a 156-132 victory, but despite the women coming up with six wins of their own, they fell to the Hawks 175.5-112.5. […]